Saturday, 20 June 2015

Lug Nut Key

My six-spline lug nut key sheared while i was tightening the lug nuts with a torque wrench.

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Vehicle setup

Stock setup - Honda Stream RN6 - Compact MPV
Similar engine to some Honda Civic: R18A - 1.8 L Auto
Motor Oil:  Shell Helix 5w-40
Fuel: Caltex 92
Tire: Goodyear Triple Max, Pressure between 32 to 36 PSI
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By the way, the wrench setting is 90 ft-lbs for the lug nuts.

Left: The key was spot welded to tighten the remaining nuts.
Right: The new key. It is chrome plated. Costs S$10 from my friendly tire shop to replace.